Insight: Sue Miller / Folsom Prison Concert / Social Issues on DVD
Topics Sue Miller
, The Senator's Wife
, California Lectures
, Folsom Prison Concert
, Johnny Cash
, Gene Beley
, National Film Preservation Foundation
, Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934
, social activism in movies
, Scott Simmon
, Sacramento public radio
, Capital Public Radio
Sue Miller - Novelist Sue Miller is speaking tonight at California Lectures. Today on Insight, Miller tells you what it's like to have four of her books adapted into TV movies and feature films. She'll also read from her new novel, "The Senator's Wife."
Folsom Prison Concert - This Sunday is the 40th anniversary of Johnny Cash's famous Folsom Prison concert. You'll meet Gene Beley, a former reporter who now lives in Stockton. He attended the concert and taped it from the perspective of the audience. He'll tell you what it was like to cover the Man in Black and you'll hear some of his archive recordings.
Social Issues on DVD - Last fall, the National Film Preservation Foundation released a four-DVD volume, "Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934." It is the first DVD set to explore the social activism of movies during their first decades. The 12-plus hour set brings together 48 films from an era when virtually no social issue was too controversial for the big screen. You'll meet the UC Davis English professor who curated the DVD set and hear why it's been named one of the top 10 DVD sets of 2007 by the New York Times and the New Yorker.